the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #02154 - זַמָּה
1) plan, device, wickedness, evil plan, mischievous purpose
1a) plan, purpose
1b) evil device, wickedness
1c) not chaste, incest, licentiousness, adultery, idolatry, harlotry
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
1 plan, purpose Job 17:3; elsewhere always
2 in bad sense:
a. evil device Isaiah 32:7 (with יעִץ, followed by לְחַבֵּל); זִמַּת אִוֶּלֶת Proverbs 24:9; compare Psalm 26:10 ("" שֹׁחַד), Psalm 119:150.
b. wickedness in act ׳עשׂה ז Hosea 6:9 (where murder in context), Proverbs 10:23; Proverbs 21:27 compare Now. Especially
c. of unchastity: incest Leviticus 18:17; Leviticus 20:14 (twice in verse), licentiousness Leviticus 19:29 (all H), Judges 20:6 ("" נְבָלָה), adultery Job 31:11; frequently (mostly Ezekiel) metaphor of idolatry of people under figure of harlotry and adultery Jeremiah 13:27 (זִמַּת זְנוּתֵךְ), Ezekiel 16:27 (דַּרְכֵךְ זִמָּה), Ezekiel 16:43; Ezekiel 16:58 (both "" תּוֺעֵבָה), Ezekiel 22:9 (with עשׂה), Ezekiel 22:11 (טִמֵּא בְּזִמָּה, "" תועבה), Ezekiel 23:21,27 ("" זְנוּתֵךְ), Ezekiel 23:29 (עֶרְוַתזְנוּנַיִךְ וְזִמָּתֵךְ וְתַזְנוּתָ֑יִךְ), Ezekiel 23:35 ("" תַּזְנוּתָ֑יִךְ), Ezekiel 23:44 (׳אִשּׁוֺת הַזּ, Co ׳לעשׂות ז), Ezekiel 23:48; Ezekiel 23:48; Ezekiel 23:49 ("" חֲטָאֵי גִלּוּלֵיכֶן), Ezekiel 24:13. [In Ezekiel 16:27,43; Ezekiel 24:13 strike out Co, chiefly on internal grounds.]
זַמָּה f. i.q. זִמָּה No. 1. Pl. זַמּוֹתִי for זַמּוֹתַי (comp. Gr. § 79, note 2 [§ 88, note 1]), my counsels or purposes, Psalms 17:3. According to the accents it is certainly to be thus taken, for the word זַמֹּתִי is Milrâ With the accent changed זַמּוֹ֫תִי is, I have purposed, and the sentence runs more smoothly if rendered, “(that which) I purposed (my mouth) shall not transgress.” [Qu. Is not this inf. of זָמַם?]
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